Informal Thematic Debate of the General Assembly “Civilizations and the Challenge for Peace: obstacles and opportunities”, United Nations Headquarters, New York 10 and 11 May 2007

The main objective of the debate is to unravel the reasons behind the increasing level of mistrust among people of different religions and cultures; and, to discuss the relationships between cultural and religious differences and conflicts. The informal thematic debate will consist of four inter-active panel discussions, which will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber.

Thursday 10 May 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Respect for Cultural Diversity as a prerequisite for Dialogue 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Religion in Contemporary Society
Friday 11 May 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • The Responsibility of the Media 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Civilizations and the Challenge for Global Peace and Security

Please be advised that a complete program including panellists will be provided as soon as the list is confirmed. Please also refer to the website of the President for updated information.